By Oiva W. Saarinen
the place else can that famous word be larger utilized than to a learn of the Finns in Sudbury? “Rock” defines the actual fact of the Sudbury atmosphere: rugged hills, mines, farms and forests set within the Precambrian protect. “Hard” defines the human surroundings: Finnish immigrants having to deal with the issues and stresses of moving to a brand new tradition, with livelihoods that required nice patience in addition to a tolerance for harmful stipulations.
on the grounds that 1883 Finnish immigrants in Sudbury, women and men alike, have striven to enhance their lot during the strategies on hand to them. regardless of nice stumbling blocks, the Finns by no means flagged of their unwavering struggle for staff’ rights and the union flow. And as agricultural settlers, labour reformers, developers of church buildings, halls, saunas and athletic fields, Finns left an indelible imprint at the actual and human panorama. within the technique they've got performed an essential component within the transformation of Sudbury from a small suffering rail city to its current function as neighborhood capital of northwestern Ontario.
This penetrating examine of the cultural geography of the Finns within the Sudbury area offers a world, nationwide and native framework for research ― a version for destiny reports of different cultural teams.